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them. host: a food safety attorney at the center for science in the public interest, sarah klein. we're talking about fda proposals for food safety rules. the numbers are there on the screen, along with the center's website. reach out to us via social media, twitter, and facebook. regarding the preventative food- processing part of this, what kind of verifications' is the fda going to lock on to the folks that are processing? guest: enforcement is always a big question for fda. the agency does not have the resources or manpower to do verification and inspection said everett facility. we've got thousands upon thousands of facilities in the u.s. and abroad. fda is looking at ways of involving the states and a cooperative effort. many of these businesses are already inspected by state health departments or state departments of agriculture. fda will bekia collaborative way with the states to ensure that everyone is being inspected, verified, audited up to the same standards. fda will not be on site during all the inspections themselves, as usda is, but it will have a much stronger hand i
and upcoming spending debate, there are more than 200 science technology, engineering, and math programs in the federal government. 13 agencies spent 3.1 billion per year, and a third of those were added between 2005-2010. to us, that is real waste. maybe the objective is appropriate. the problem for the pentagon is they do a pretty good job defending the country. they did not do a good job of keeping track of where the money has been spent. to say they lost 2.3 trillion means they did not have an audit to show exactly where all of the money is spent. host: to finish up with the fiscal cliff. "washington times" has two headlines -- what are you watching for the next couple of months? guest: i think taxes are off the table. certainly the house will not both more taxes to deal with the sequester, which is all about spending cuts or its deal with the continuing resolution, which is also spending. the last time they held it up in order to get spending cuts, and now we find them delayed. i think they have this -- they have a pretty strong position, and people around the country understand the
. host: should they be highly educated/ should they be skilled in science and math technology? guest: there are conversations about establishing a commission that would have the interest of workers in mind to look at where the economy is requiring workers. the economy doesn't just need engineers. we need to invest in our young people. we need people in the service industry and in other areas. it should complement american workers. they want something that works. let's come up with something that will get the bad employers. host: this is from twitter from jeff. should there be priorities for emigration? guest: does the executive branch have the capacity to regulate immigration? in our view the answer is no. fraud is rampant. it is all political. this has degenerated into a political debate. host: what about the plan about qualified foreign workers? guest: there are millions of americans that need work. temporary or not immigrant visas that are supposed to be for highly skilled workers. employers are reliant on foreign workers for various new applications in growth industries. the long
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